Speaker Profile

Alex Tom
Head of the Canadian Fundraising Unit: Private Sector Partnerships Officer / UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency (Canada)

Alex Tom is a seasoned marketing professional with over 17 years of experience within various industries. Mr. Tom started his career in the corporate sector with Staples and CIBC. However, his love for building relationships and championing the underdogs, coupled with his passion for philanthropy, led him to move to the nonprofit sector beginning with Plan Canada, then World Animal Protection, followed by St. Michael’s Hospital and, most recently, he joined UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Alex is responsible for developing and overseeing UNHCR Canada’s private sector partnerships program, and his team of brilliant fundraisers just had a record-breaking year featuring a 31-percent revenue increase versus 2016. They are now on track to do it all over again, with the view of more than doubling the business by 2022.